So, somehow someone attached some nasty html stuff (malware) to my blog. Several kind souls left me DMs and emails letting me know there was a warning up when they hit my blog. I'd never heard the word malware and when I checked out my blog, I couldn't see anything wrong.
I Googled the problem and found some helpful sites. The first scan told me there were no viruses. The 2nd said I had 'suspicious' html attached to my blog. Hmmm....
I Googled some more. Then I had to verify I owned the blog. Surprisingly difficult to do. Especially because the code they gave me didn't work. And then I had to insert html into the code section of the blog template - you know the section - the one with the nonsense words, letters, numbers running around knowing more than me. Yeah, that one. I had to find a spot and insert code.
And cross my fingers, toes, eyes & nose when I pressed Save Changes. I tend to break universes when I Save Changes. Surprisingly it (finally) worked. That of course took a while and only verified I owned the blog.
The technical explanations on how to find & safely remove malware are written in... okay, I'm not sure what language it is, but I don't speak it. (I REALLY need to take a course.)
So I hope no one else gets this malware thingy, but I thought I'd warn you that it's going around. I've heard of several people who've had it.
I run daily virus scans and update my virus thingy everyday. That didn't seem to matter. I don't know how it happened, so I don't know what advice to give. Just thought I'd warn you! Hope you stay safe!